Chroot/jail mechanism in ssh and sftp connections
derek at computinginnovations.com
Tue Apr 10 16:04:44 UTC 2007
At 10:28 AM 4/10/2007, Thiago Esteves de Oliveira wrote:
>I want to use the chroot/jail mechanism in user's ssh and sftp
>connections. I've read some
>tutorials and possible solutions to jail/chroot the users into their own
>home directories. One is
>to install the openssh-portable(with chroot option turned on) from the
>I've installed the openssh-portable, but the jail/chroot mechanism didn't
>I think it requires some configuration in its sshd_config file, but I'm
>not sure because I have
>found nothing about jail/chroot in the openssh(sshd_config) man pages.
I have implemented a similar setup using vsftpd from the ports. It works
well for secure ftp when used with the filezilla client. You can limit the
ftp command in the vsftpd configuration file so users cannot get out of
their home directories, which chroots them there. You do need to add one
thing to the accounts, which is to change their home directory in
/etc/passwd adding an additional dot. For instance if a users home
You'd need to change it to:
vsftpd is well documented and relatively easy to get setup and running.
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